Buying Used iPhone - Test Call

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Gadgetman7, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Gadgetman7 macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    I currently have an iPhone 2G, and I am trying to track a used iPhone down for my brother for his b-day, a gift from the whole family.

    Basically, I've come across a lot that aren't selling with SIMs, are deactivated (reset to default), and can't test. I have my own SIM in my iPhone. Is it possible to pop it in and do a test call on someone's deactived iPhone before I buy?

    Thanks!
     
  2. drdarwin macrumors newbie

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    Only if it is jailbroken and you ahve a turbo SIM or equivalant.
     
  3. Gadgetman7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I appreciate it.

    Any tips before I buy one used?
     
  4. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a

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    You could ask for all important info, serial number and everything and double check with an Apple store to see if it is in fact deactivated and bought by who said bought it. Also, if you can meet this person in person (repetitive) and go to an AT&T store and activate it than you would be all set. One of the two should do.

    Best of luck.
     

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